As a leader in technological research and education, Georgia Tech is an internationally-renowned college, and is well known as a hub of academic, business, and sports activity. While students are on campus taking classes, visitors can rest assured that entertaining events occur throughout the year. The school regularly hosts regional sports tournaments and competitions, research projects, and influential academic and business conferences.
Student athletics are a huge part of both student and alumni life at Georgia Tech. From football to soccer to basketball to cheer leading, the school boasts some of the most talented and successful teams in the nation, including the Ramblin' Wreck, the Yellow Jackets football team.
With a large number of undergraduate and graduate programs, including architecture, sciences, engineering, and more, Georgia Tech beams with life 24/7. Research happens around the clock, club meetings take place constantly, and night classes are a regular occurrence. Due in large part to this variety, but also because of the top minds attending and teaching at the school, the campus is often host to influential academic events. Topics range from electronics and engineering, to business leadership.
Visiting Georgia Tech
Transportation to and from Georgia Tech is easy. Most taxis service the campus. Atlanta’s city rail and bus system, called MARTA, has regular service around the area. Should you choose to drive, there's parking around the major event spaces. The school also has a series of carts and trolleys to travel between campus buildings. For those staying in one of the many hotels near GA Tech, shuttles are often available to take you directly to and from the campus.
College food might get a bad rap, but there's plenty of great food around Georgia Tech. If you're looking for a classic spot that's right next to the campus and dorms, stop by The Varsity to grab a quick hamburger or hot dog. Perhaps the most well-known restaurant in Atlanta, it’s an interesting landmark in its own right. If you're looking for a sit-down restaurant, Chinese Buddha has a little something for everyone and boasts a great family atmosphere.
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